Two troubled teens (Virginie Ledoyen and Cyprien Fouquet) steal, elude capture, crash a house party in the country, and set out for a storied artists’ commune. Writer/director Olivier Assayas culls this evocative tale of rebellion and rootlessness in the early ’70s from his own autobiography, casting newcomers and (in Fouquet’s case) nonprofessionals in the principal roles. Its soundtrack, ranked the fourth best song score of all time by Film Comment contributors (and featuring Nico, Bob Dylan, and, most prominently, Janis Joplin), expresses the importance of rock ’n’ roll to the European youth movement. Characters named Gilles and Christine would reappear in Assayas’s 2012 Something in the Air, further chronicling the director’s formative adventures. Print courtesy of Institut Francais, special thanks to the Cultural Services of the French Embassy NY.